Exciting new concept for portable, convenient, single use decontamination of flexible endoscopes
Tristel (Newmarket, UK), the specialist company that uses its proprietary chlorine dioxide chemistry to create instrument and surface sterilants for use in the healthcare industry, has acquired the design and intellectual property rights to a novel endoscope sterilising tray. The first version of the new tray is for use with cystoscopes, bronchoscopes, nasendoscopes and ultrasound probes. Subsequent versions will accommodate larger, heat sensitive instruments.
Developed in conjunction with Mark Fraundorfer, an eminent New Zealand urologist, the tray is designed specifically to work with Tristel’s chemistry. Used in combination with Tristel’s Fusion burstable sachet presentation of its chlorine dioxide solution, the new tray enables single-use decontamination of flexible endoscopes, automatically draining the disinfectant away after a pre-programmed time.
Additionally the endoscope tray acts as a storage device, enabling safe transportation of decontaminated instruments around the hospital. It can also be integrated into a trolley system. Since drainage, a water supply and power are not required, this enables mobile decontamination of instruments. www.tristel.com